Learn the skills needed to enjoy hockey more than ever with our IP Fundamental Skills program.

The IP Fundamental Skills program is dedicated to teaching the foundational skills needed by all hockey players, in a once-per-week format designed to supplement their minor hockey program as an IP or Junior Fundamentals player.

The core focus of the program is an emphasis on proper skating technique, as players will work on developing the basic mechanisms of a strong and efficient skating stride and improving balance and agility. Over the course of the program, lessons will include forward and backwards stride, starts & stops, crossovers, and tight turns. Instructors will also introduce the key concepts of passing, shooting, and maintaining puck control, in order to ensure well-rounded development.

Our qualified instructors will correct and properly demonstrate each skill in a fun and comfortable learning environment, designed to increase each player’s confidence and enjoyment. Skaters will work in small groups at stations with extended times to increase the number of repetitions, with constant error detection and correction from instructors. Our lesson plans are designed to be fun for all participants and feature great instructor-to-participant ratios in order to ensure personalized feedback and proper support for all players.

We believe that perfection and excellence comes through repetition and as such all subsequent sessions while following the same basic program outline and structure will focus on, with new drills and other small variations, the same basic course outline.

Key Details

  • Ages 4 to 6 (2012 – 2014)
  • Full equipment required (see below)
  • Cost: $270

Program Dates and Times


FALL 2019

BELL SENSPLEX
  • Tuesday, October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10
    • IP – 5:15 PM
RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX
  • Monday, October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9
    • IP – 5:15 PM

WINTER 2020

BELL SENSPLEX
  • Tuesday, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 3 – Coming soon
    • IP – 5:15 PM
RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX
  • Monday, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9 – Coming soon!
  • Please note, there will be no session February 17th. Happy Family Day!
    • IP – 5:15 PM

SPRING 2020

BELL SENSPLEX

SESSION 1

  • Tuesday, March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12 – Coming soon!
    • IP – 5:15 PM

SESSION 2

  • Monday, May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Coming soon!
    • IP – 5:00 PM

OR

  • Tuesday, May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Coming soon!
    • IP – 5:15 PM
RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX

SESSION 1

  • Monday, March 23, 30, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 – Coming soon!
  • Please note, there will be no session April 6th, 13th or May 18.
    • IP – 5:15 PM

SESSION 2

  • Tuesday, May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • IP – 5:15 PM

Miscellaneous Information

IP Fundamental Skills Curriculum

WeeksSkating SkillsPuck Skills
1Hockey stance, balance, hand positioning & knee flexionBasic puck handling & control in motion
2Backwards stride, turns, balance & stoppingShooting (Stationary and in motion)
3Balance, turns & introduction to pivotsStationary passing & puck handling
4Tight turns, crossovers & balanceOpen ice puck handling & passing in motion
5Edges (Inside, outside, gliding edges), tight turns & transitionsPassing & puck control in a crowd
6Tight turns, backwards skating & turnsPuck control, puck handling in motion
7Tight turns, backwards stride, stopping & transitionsPuck handling & passing in motion
8Review of all skillsReview of all skills

AGES, LEVELS

  • Ages 4-6 Initiation Program (IP) – born 2013-2015

EQUIPMENT

All of our hockey programs require full equipment to be provided by the parent/guardian. No child shall participate without: Hockey skates, CSA-approved helmet (with cage), neck guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, jock or jill, shin pads, hockey gloves and a hockey stick. Mouth guards are optional.

INFORMATION:

Please call 613 599 0222 or email [email protected] for more information regarding schedule. E-mails with scheduling and general information go out one week prior to the start date.

Refund Policy: Read our Refund & Cancellation Policy.

Registration Link: Click here to register for the IP Fundamentals Program!